Not Your Mother’s Terrarium
Terrariums are a great way to enjoy a garden environment indoors in a small space.They can be a small world of wonder under glass and, of course, expressed in a thoroughly modern way.
Learn how and construct your own terrarium at our class on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 9:30am with Instructor Kris. Kris is an experienced indoor and outdoor gardener as well as a very talented floral designer. She has taught terrarium gardening for many years.
Here’s the class description….Bring your own container or purchase one here and we’ll set you up with a kit of soil, moss, rock and 3 plants. We’ll construct your terrariums in class. You’ll learn what plants perform best in a terrarium environment and long-term care. This is a great class to take if you’re looking for a fun indoor project or something to exhibit at the county fair. The class fee is $20 for the kit and the container is purchased separately. Click here to see what that kit will look like.
Please call us at 507-388-4877 to register for this class. Payment is due at the time of the class but we need you to register because the class size is limited to 10 people and we won’t be able to host it unless at least three people register to attend.
Over the years we’ve made some really fun terrariums. Here are two examples.
Over time you can clean the glass of your terrarium and prune the plants. If, however, the plants become overgrown or die, there is absolutely no harm in replacing them. The same, of course, is true of houseplants in general and garden plants, even flowers in pots.
Notice the soil of the terrariums shown. Because this is a closed system, you must provide drainage for the plants’ roots so they remain healthy. We accomplish this with layers of small stones and orchid potting mix below the soil. We also add a bit of charcoal which acts as a filter for odors. Once the terrarium is planted and watered for the first time, it rarely needs water again unless it is the type of system with an opening. These two, however, are covered.
For some more fun ideas for terrariums, check out the January 2012 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. The issue has a number of photos of wonderful terrariums. Here are a few on their website.
Get inspired, have fun dreaming and come on in and create your own little plant world in a terrarium. Just not your mother’s terrarium from the 1970s!
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